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Norfolk birding (2 Viewers)

kittykat23uk

Well-known member
Hellesdon Meadow yesterday evening produced:

Female sparrowhawk
Green woodpecker
Gt Spotted woodpecker
A couple of young whitethroats (I think)
Lots of long tailed tits.
 

matt green

Norfolkman gone walkabout
Hellesdon Meadow yesterday evening produced:

Female sparrowhawk
Green woodpecker
Gt Spotted woodpecker
A couple of young whitethroats (I think)
Lots of long tailed tits.


Some nice sightings there Kitty, there's some surprisingly good birding spots around the outskirts of Norwich ~ have you ever tried Bawburgh (spelling?)fishing lakes (not too far from your side of town) to the north west of norwich? not sure what the access situation is though.

Matt
 

kittykat23uk

Well-known member
No I've not tried that area, but I think a local dive group dived Bawburgh mill recently. Was up at Hellesdon Mill in the hopes of shooting a kingfisher (with my camera ;)). Heard but not seen, but they are quite regular in that area, just very flighty.
 

Connor Rand

Norwich resident, Holme devotee
Roseate Tern and Arctic Skua past Gore Point, Holme Dunes today (per RBA).

All welcome to the NOA moth day tommorow. Meet at around 10 am, trap opening at 10:30 am. There will also be a slide show talk and it should be good fun!

cheers,

Connor
 

Penny Clarke

Well-known member
Roseate Tern and Arctic Skua past Gore Point, Holme Dunes today (per RBA).

All welcome to the NOA moth day tommorow. Meet at around 10 am, trap opening at 10:30 am. There will also be a slide show talk and it should be good fun!

cheers,

Connor

Hi Connor

See you tomorrow at 10am - lets hope Sophie and Jed are able to catch some moths in this atrocious weather! Lets hope very much, for some sunshine!!!!!

Best Wishes Penny:girl: :cool: :bounce:
 

kinnordyvolunteer

Darell Berthon
I am coming down to Norfolk a week on monday for four days birding. Could all you lovely folk in the area please arrange some good weather and good birding for me!!! I will be so happy.
Thanks
Darell
 

Penny Clarke

Well-known member
I am coming down to Norfolk a week on monday for four days birding. Could all you lovely folk in the area please arrange some good weather and good birding for me!!! I will be so happy.
Thanks
Darell

We will try our best:cool: Darell, the rain has got to surely stop some time!!!!!!!! Have a brilliant time in Norfolk.

Best Wishes Penny:girl:
 
early morning seawatch

7 Common Scoters
2 Sanderling
1 Barwit
4 Dunlin south
15 Little Terns south
18 Common Terns south
100+ Gannets
3 Arctic Skuas (1 north, 2 south)
small party of Shoveler
5 Swifts and 2 Swallows in-off
several Kittiwakes
and a dark falcon in-off that was out of range to id
4 Guillies/Razorbills


quite blowy yesterday and many more Artic Skuas passing - (20-30)
 
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Daffyduck

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Cranes

Now I appreciate that you have been asked this a million times but I am coming to Norfolk for 2 weeks in August on my holidays

Can you suggest somewhere to go and see Cranes ?

Also I am missing Yellow Wag and Turtle Dove from the old yearlist. Any suggestions.

Cheers
Darren

We saw two at Hickling broad no more than 200 yds from the NWT visitor centre one week ago - apparently been there all summer. ;)
 

SueBryan

Well-known member
Thanks Penny. My tent is/was waterproof so i'm sure i will have a good time.

Bring some wellies as we have had a lot of rain. As you are staying at Sandringham you will be in the midst of the Nightjars and Woodcocks. You will certainly have a good time rain or shine!
Sue
 

seggs

Alrite!
hope you do not mind me butting in so to speak..
starting to prepare already for a trip to your neck of the woods next year..
poss..end of august -september time..i would be very grateful for any info on the best sites to visit on a weeks holiday( and i know theres loads!) as its our first trip in your area..
also looking into renting a cottage or any other self cattering accom.
thanks in advance
 

SueBryan

Well-known member
hope you do not mind me butting in so to speak..
starting to prepare already for a trip to your neck of the woods next year..
poss..end of august -september time..i would be very grateful for any info on the best sites to visit on a weeks holiday( and i know theres loads!) as its our first trip in your area..
also looking into renting a cottage or any other self cattering accom.
thanks in advance

Have a look at my web site for some ideas of where to go, although most of Norfolk is lovely!
Best Wishes
Sue
 

Penny Clarke

Well-known member
Moth Day at NOA was a good social event, with a surprising number of moths considering the weather. Cake was distributed, which was which very appropriate as a lady member was celebrating her 60th birthday.

Rain most of day. Arriving at Holme Bird Observatory, we saw a turtle dove, 1 little tern, green sandpiper calling and several whimbrel going over. After lunch, Andy and I and BF Norfolkbirder (Chris M) had a look round golfcourse as someone had seen a Little Stint. We walked right out to sea (low tide now) and saw several little ringed plovers, little terns, sandwich terns, common terns, 1 adult med gull, 3 bar tailed godwits, several sanderlings, dunlin, 1 gannet. Also a dead porpoise on edge of tide. I almost to my horror, was inches off standing on a sweet baby ringed plover chick, I just saw it in time and it scurried away. As we got back to cars, the sun came out and lots of birds appeared in the sunshine including goldfinches, greenfinches, robin, swallows, martins. We then went to Hunstanton and had fish 'n' chips on the front watching fulmars and the sun setting. Something really odd happened sitting here, a black headed gull dropped, only feet from us a quite large white chalk stone!!!!!!! - never seen this happen before!

Best Wishes Penny:girl:
 

SueBryan

Well-known member
Glad you had a good day Penny. I was going to join you but it has poured with rain here all day and I decided to do school work whilst it was raining in the hope it will clear tomorrow (now today). However to my surprise I saw a Spotted Flycatcher on my telephone wire outside my front window during one downpour. Some sad news in that one of my much loved House Sparrows died on my driveway. I shall bury it tomorrow. I can't see that it would be lack of food as they must be the best fed sparrows of all time!
Good Birding
Sue
 
0600-0700 till heavy rain

50 Sandwich Terns (good numbers of juvs) and 30 Common Terns loafing on beach this morning
plus many more of each passing, mostly south
10+ Little Terns
8 Arctic Skuas - 7 south, 1 north
3 GC Grebes
4 Common Scoters north
Gannets passing closer today, about 1 per min average, mostly south
1 Harbour Porpoise

Tim
 

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